Back “Home”

As most of you know, Motor Man builds race engines for round-track cars as well as hydroplanes (race boats).

Our local short track, Langley Speedway, has been around for 66 years. Last year, because of negotiations between the owners and the current leasee, the track didn’t open. Life went on, of course, and many of Langley’s regulars traveled to other tracks to race.

But this season, Langley is back. The first race was last Saturday, but prior to that, of course, there were practice sessions.

Motor Man with Danny, one of our engine customers

Motor Man went to both practice days, but I was just at one. It was a cold, windy day, so the inside of the car hauler was a good shelter. Mark is also a racer and, while not one of our engine customers, he is a long time friend.

photo by our friend, Ashly

It was still cool Saturday for racing, but no chance of rain, which is always good. And the parking lot was full, with cars all along the street and nearby areas.

And the stands were packed.

Mark finished 3rd; Danny had shock issues and finished 7th.

It’s good be back “home”.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

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10 responses to “Back “Home”

  1. How wonderful to see the stands packed!
    It appears you were not the only one happy happy to see the return of Langley racing. Good news for local economy as well.

  2. Looks like a good crowd joined you and JR for a day of fun and racing! I know everyone was happy that Langley reopened…..like seeing an old friend again….

    Pam

  3. I am happy your local track is back to up and running! Happy days!

  4. Wow, I’d say lots of folks are happy that track is back open. Great to see the stands loaded with fans.

  5. Glad to see racing back at Langley. That’s a Win Win for everybody!

  6. It’s cool to see lots of people in the stands once more !

  7. Happy for you all, my hubby lives racing too. He loved being stationed in Germany for 12 years and driving as fast as you want on the autobahn. I hated it and was scared t death to drive on the autobahn. I did it once when he was “deployed to Chech.” And I had to go to the embassy to get a birth certificate for our son. It was like flying on the ground. Lol
    Lizzy

  8. Glad to hear the racing is back on. It looks such a grand way to spend the day.

  9. Great post! Really enjoyed the read 🙂

    xx
    https://colourpotblog.wordpress.com/

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I agree with everyone good to see the track open again.

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